Information is now available on the number of tort trials and jury verdicts in Robertson County, Tennessee (county seat: Springfield) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.
There were 82 tort cases closed in Robertson County (not including health care liability act cases) and 0 tort trials. Here is how that compares with prior years:
Note that in the last six years there have been a little less than 550 personal injury and wrongful death cases closed and only 7 trials. There have been no personal injury or wrongful death trials in the last two fiscal years. When your client asks you “what are the odds my Robertson County personal injury case will go to trial” you can say that, on average over 98% of closed cases are resolved (through voluntary dismissal, dismissal on motion, or settlement) before a jury verdict or judgment is announced.
In the last six fiscal years, there have been only two personal injury and wrongful death cases tried to a jury in Robertson County. The other five cases were non-jury trials. And in four of those seven trials the plaintiff had a financial recovery. Here is the data in a graph:
What monies were recovered by the plaintiff in the 4 cases where a recovery occurred? We have the answer only in three broad bands of recoveries — less than $100K, $100K – $999K and $1,000,000 and over. Here are the numbers:
So, as experienced court watchers would expect, three of the four cases that went to verdict or judgment resulted in an award of under $100,000. Only one resulted in an award over $100,000.
There has not been a $1,000,000+ verdict in the last six fiscal years.
You can find information about trials and verdicts in tort cases for every county in Tennessee by visiting the Free Resources at www.birddoglaw.com. Click on this link to find a list of every county in the state, click on the relevant county, and go to “Case Statistics.” (Note: we are still inputting the 2021-22 data so some counties will have data only through June 30, 2021. All information will be complete before May 1.